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The Aishineh of Venus

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Appearance The aishineh are humanoid. They average a little shorter than humans, at around 140 cm (4.5 ft) when standing fully erect, and their slightly more hunched posture makes the difference even more obvious. They are sufficiently similar to humans to pass as one in a costume. Aishineh sport a pair of curved horns emerging from …

The Musors

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The musors are a strange race from a distant star. The name “musors” is an Earth coinage, as their name for themselves is unpronounceable by humans due to their polyphonic language. (The name for the language itself, commonly written Âö, is coincidentally pronounceable. Correct pronunciation requires that the <â> is a quarter tone higher than the …

The Silessi

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The word silessi, singular siless, means “person” in the chief language of the species (it’s often spelled silȯssı). Their name for themselves as a species is solonoss (plural solonossı), but this never caught on among English speakers. Another term that may sometimes be used to describe them is Shasskheznı, but this is more properly the name …

The Mountain Dragon

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The mountain dragon of Atlantis is arguably the most well-known dragon of all, given its use by the Atlantean mounted police force. Appearance A mountain dragon is somewhat larger than a horse, but not so large as an elephant, with scales in varying shades, with green, sky blue, and dark grey being particularly common. Other known …

The Grass Dragon

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Variously known as the grass dragon, plains dragon, or dragon wolf, this species is native to the open plains and foothills of Atlantis. Appearance As suggested by one of its alternate names, a full-grown grass dragon is about the size of a wolf. Each wing is almost as large as its torso, and its tail is …

The Chinese Dragon

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The Chinese dragon, known as lóng in China and sometimes referred to as a “sky serpent”, is actually not related to the true dragons. Its closest living relative is in fact the elusive sea serpent, meaning that its ancestry traces back to the plesiosaurs, though it bears little resemblance to such ancestors. Appearance A Chinese dragon …

The Tree of Life and Knowledge

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Appearance The tree of life, called “vuli” in Atlantean, is a deciduous evergreen tree with dark, smooth bark and spreading branches. Its leaves are a very distinct trefoil; its flowers consist of seven long, narrow yellow petals; and its gold-skinned fruit very closely resembles a peach, though it also possesses features that allow it to be …

Leannán Sí and Kakodaimons

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Leannán Sí (Seelie) The leannán sí, or “fairy lover”, is a beautiful fae who takes a human lover, granting them inspiration in exchange for their life force - a sort of vampiric muse. English speakers often drop the “si”, shortening the name to “leannan”. (In fact, speakers of many other non-Celtic languages also do this, taking …

Faerie Politics: The Seelie Court

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Among the fae in the Shadow Realm, the predominant system of governance is an anarchic approach. The fae do not, for the most part, organize themselves into states or other political groups. They value their own freedom above all else, and if someone wrongs them, it’s up to them to bring retribution to the wrongdoer. With …

Kitsune and Imps

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Kitsune (Seelie Fae) The mischievous kitsune are a type of fox capable of taking human form. They may act friendly, but be careful - they’re probably thinking up a prank of some kind! Appearance A kitsune appears like an ordinary fox with at least one extra tail. Red and white are the most common fur colours. …